The music of Amy Winehouse lives on…
Over the weekend, an unreleased song called My Own Way — recorded by the Rehab singer when she was only 17 years old in 2001 — premiered online.
According to composer Gil Cang, who co-wrote the tune with James McMillan and the British songstress, Winehouse hoped the demo would get the attention of music labels. He told the Camden New Journal:
“It was September 2001 and her first album hadn’t come out… She hadn’t signed for Island Records then.”
Even before she was famous, the producer knew Amy was a star!
“We were struck immediately by her talent. It was a real jaw-on-the-floor moment… We were like wow, yes.”
Not only was she “properly amazing to work with,” the two shared a love of reggae, ska, and music from ’60s female groups.
After rediscovering the tape last month, Cang decided to “put it out there so people could hear it.”
Winehouse tragically died from alcohol intoxication in 2011. She was only 27 years old.
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